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How do I get rid of algae in my fish tank?

Algae in Tank
All fish tanks need algae to survive. When we talk about getting rid of algae, we aren't talking about essential algae, or macro algae like caulerpa, we're talking about nuance algae. Especially prevalent in this discussion are hair algae and beard algae. This article will discuss what causes algae to grow to nuisance levels and what to do about it. There are quick fixes to getting rid of algae, b...
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How to Care for Gold Barbs

Gold Barb
New fish species get discovered quite often. Sometimes this represents a truly new discovery and others it represents a fish we've been keeping for years in our tanks but that no one knew was actually a different species than we thought it was until DNA tests or other studies prove it to be so. The fish in the photo below is a new species of bard discovered in India. Though we have a fish with ...
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Zoo Med Has a New Floating Fish Food Clip

When I saw this product debut I thought, "It's about time". How many of us have just used a bit of Styrofoam to do this same thing? I have. But that seems to attract mold and algae to it and also I am always worried that it is leaching some chemical into the water. It's such a simple product that fulfills a need for aquarists.   Personally, I hate clips that suction onto my tank. It's a...
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Do Damsel Fish Deserve Their Bad Reputation?

The Bad The short answer to the question, "Do Damsel Fish Deserve Their Bad Reputation?" is, "yes, yes they do." But the long answer is "well, most do, but certainly not all." That's right, there are species of damsel fish that you can keep without risking life and fin of all your other fish. Damsel fish are aggressive and armed with a strong bite and dental plate that can do some pretty serious ...
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Biotope Aquariums: Nature Under Glass

Visit http://biotope-aquarium.info/info/what-is-a-biotope-aquarium/ to learn more about this image and biotopes.
First a disclaimer: I'm not recommending you do or don't help fund this. I am just talking about the type of tank, and the idea. The type of tank is a biotope. That is most certainly my favorite kind of tank. What is it? The idea is simple. I like to describe it this way: if you could take a chunk out of a river or lake or stream or even a forest and capture everything in that chuck just as it ...
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